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The Biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea: Estimates, Patterns, and Threats
Overall spatial and temporal patterns of species diversity and major changes and threats were assessed, and temporal trends indicated that overexploitation and habitat loss have been the main human drivers of historical changes in biodiversity. Expand
Impacts of biological invasions: what's what and the way forward.
Recent progress in understanding invasion impacts and management is highlighted, and the challenges that the discipline faces in its science and interactions with society are discussed. Expand
Alien species in the Mediterranean Sea—which, when, where, why?
  • B. Galil
  • Biology
  • Hydrobiologia
  • 12 April 2008
A critical evaluation of more than 2,200 publications established the presence, and traced the spatio-temporal spread, of 558 alien metazoan species in the Mediterranean Sea and possible causes for the epic scale of invasion are discussed. Expand
Taking stock: inventory of alien species in the Mediterranean sea
  • B. Galil
  • Biology
  • Biological Invasions
  • 1 February 2009
The present checklist is the first to present the species’ native range, presumed mode of introduction, spatial extent, and the date of the first record in each country as well as the possible impacts of regulatory instruments and environmental management options. Expand
Loss or gain? Invasive aliens and biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • B. Galil
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Marine pollution bulletin
  • 2007
Examination of the profound ecological impacts of some of the most conspicuous invasive alien species underscores their role, among multiple anthropogenic stressors, in altering the infralittoral communities. Expand
A Sea Under Siege – Alien Species in the Mediterranean
The rate of biotic invasions has increased in recent decades, and they collectively have significant ecological and economic impacts in the Mediterranean Sea. Expand
Deep-Sea Biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea: The Known, the Unknown, and the Unknowable
It is shown that in contrast to what was expected from the sharp decrease in organic carbon fluxes and reduced faunal abundance, the deep-sea biodiversity of both the eastern and the western basins of the Mediterranean Sea is similarly high. Expand
A Sea Change — Exotics in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea
The eastern Mediterranean is susceptible to biological invasions because of its placement between the Atlantic, Pontic and Erythrean regions, busy maritime traffic, and lagoons and bays that areExpand
Crustacea Decapoda: Review of the genera and species of the family Polychelidae Wood-Mason, 1874
Les Polychelidae sont des crustaces decapodes primitifs de grande taille et peu communs, qui vivent dans les profondeurs des oceans jusqu'a 5000 m et entre les latitudes 50°N et 55°S. Une etude desExpand
The Scyphomedusae of the Mediterranean coast of Israel, including two Lessepsian migrants new to the Mediterranean
Seven species of Scyphomedusae are reported from the Mediterranean coast of Israel. Two of these, Rhopilema nomadica spec. nov. and Phyllorhiza punctata von Lendenfeld, 1884, are Lessepsian migrantsExpand